What do Madonna and Margaret Thatcher have in common? Or Frank Sinatra and Fidel Castro? Or Tom Cruise and Tom Ford? Or King Alfonso XIII and Cesar Ritz? The answer is, of course, The Ritz in Madrid.
King Alfonso and Mr Ritz were the prime movers and shapers of this monumentally impressive, Baroque masterpiece which has, since its doors opened in 1910, become a key attraction to some of Madrid’s most auspicious, aristocratic, famous, wealthy and talented visitors.
Deservedly so, you will think, as you stroll onto the hotel’s renowned outdoor terrace for a spot of Sunday brunch. Or when you cast your eyes around your suite, decorated in the high style of the belle époque. Or when view the city and gardens from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Ritz, at a glance
- A Baroque palace set in the midst of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’
- 15 km from Madrid-Barajas Airport
- Wide choice of classic and deluxe rooms and spectacular suites
- Rooms typically have canopied beds, stylish en suites, handmade carpets and great views – many also have private balconies overlooking the city or courtyard
- Suites are huge with separate sitting rooms, luxurious furnishings, antiques and panoramic views
- Two exquisite restaurants, lobby and cocktail bars
For leisure and pleasure
- Walking distance from all of the city’s major cultural, business, shopping, sight seeing and dining venues
- Adjacent to the elegant Buen Retiro Park
- World renowned Goya Restaurant, al fresco Terrace and gardens, Velazquez Bar
- Excursions to Toledo, Segovia, San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Chinchón